My friend Karolina Parding has invited me for a couple of days in her university, up in the far North of Sweden at Luleå University of Technology. The experience of meeting her colleagues and her student in a stunning natural environment was incredible. During my stay (unfortunately too short) I gave two lessons on my favorite topics: one class was devoted to how to do biographical interviews and another was given on the topic of marginal work. Slides are available upon request!
Hopefully coming back soon for another stay with my Northern friends!
One of the objectives of the EU Funded project CRESSI was to develop innovative methodological approach to study social innovation in a comparative perspective. Thanks to the collaboration within the Italian team of the project, we developed a report that offers some guidelines to pursue qualitative and quantitative analysis of social innovation.
The report entitled Toolkit: Methodology is available for free download on CRESSI website.
Although it is a very short methodological note about the use of narrations in social sciences, the article “Le narrazioni come metodo di indagine sociologica” is one of my favorites. (more…)